Step 10: Review, Reflect, Repeat

So you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, planned your sprint and created a collaborative workspace. You've sprinted to achieve your sprint goals, run daily stand-up meetings and tracked progress with a daily burndown chart. Now you've come to the end of your Sprint and finished when you said you would. All that's left to do now, is Review, Reflect...

Step 9: Finish When You Said You Would

So you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, planned your sprint and created a collaborative workspace. You're sprinting to achieve your sprint goals, running daily stand-up meetings and you're tracking progress with...

Step 8: Track Progress With A Daily Burndown Chart

So you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, planned your sprint and created a collaborative workspace. You're sprinting to achieve your sprint goals and running daily stand-up meetings. Now you're ready to track progress...

Step 7: Stand Up And Be Counted!

So you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, planned your sprint and created a collaborative workspace. You're sprinting to achieve your sprint goals; now you’re ready for Step #7 – Stand up and be counted! Hold...

Step 6: Sprint!

So you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, planned your sprint and created a collaborative workspace. Now you’re ready for Step #6 – Sprint! Scrum does not really prescribe how you should go about delivering...

Step 5: Create A Collaborative workspace

So now you’ve got your backlog in order, estimated your backlog, clarified your requirements, and planned your sprint. Now you’re ready for Step #5 – Create a collaborative workspace … I know I called this series, ’10 easy steps’, but the first 4...

Step 4: Sprint Planning (Tasks)

Once you’ve completed Step #3 and clarified the requirements for all the Product Backlog items targeted for your Sprint, the next step is to plan the Sprint in detail… Sprint Planning Workshop (Part 2) The first part of the Sprint Planning Workshop (in the...

Step 3: Sprint Planning (Requirements)

If you've followed the first 2 steps in this series, you should now have your product backlog in order and have estimated its size using Fibonacci points. The next step - Step #3 - is to plan your Sprint. Sprint Planning Workshop Call a Sprint Planning meeting....

Step 2: How To Estimate Your Product Backlog

In step 1 - my first article in this series - I described 'how to get your backlog in order'. If you've completed step 1, congratulations! Because it's the biggest step. And the foundation for all else that follows. Whether or not you implement Scrum. If you...

Step 1: Get Your Backlog In Order!

So you want to implement Scrum? And you like the idea of making it easy? Then listen up. This is step 1 in my series: How to implement Scrum in 10 easy steps. This is not only the 1st step. It's the most important step. Unless you can take this step, go no...

How To Implement Scrum in 10 Easy Steps

When I first encountered agile development, I found it hard to understand. Okay, I might not be the brightest person you've ever met! But I'm not stupid either, I think :-) There's a myriad of different approaches, principles, methods and terms, all of which are...